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blackbishop
10-06-2021, 02:13 PM
Something to think about.

The Singapore Chess Federation will hold the 11th National Kindergarten Chess Championships at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre on Sunday 27th of June 2021 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Below is a video of the 2017 event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEunFkHKpYU

MichaelBaron
10-06-2021, 02:24 PM
Something to think about.

The Singapore Chess Federation will hold the 11th National Kindergarten Chess Championships at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre on Sunday 27th of June 2021 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Below is a video of the 2017 event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEunFkHKpYU


One thing that comes to mind: EVERY SINGLE KID IS ABLE TO WRITE NAME ON THE SCORESHEET AND RECORD CHESS MOVES!
This is simply fantastic!

ER
10-06-2021, 03:29 PM
One thing that comes to mind: EVERY SINGLE KID IS ABLE TO WRITE NAME ON THE SCORESHEET AND RECORD CHESS MOVES!
This is simply fantastic!

well, some adults can do that too! :D :P

antichrist
10-06-2021, 05:38 PM
well, some adults can do that too! :D :P

even on Saturdays

ER
10-06-2021, 07:19 PM
In Europe as well in the US teaching kindergarten kids to play chess is common
Don't forge the Polgar sisters case.
Here, you might find some interesting articles on the matter

https://www.ichess.net/blog/chess-for-kids/
https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/teach-your-kindergarten-class-to-play-chess
although I dislike language such as "Every child is exceptional and brilliant in his own"
I also found some interesting points in this
https://woochess.com/en/blog/what-is-the-best-age-to-learn-chess
In the above there is also the rather overused case of 3yo Misha Osipov vs Anatoly Karpov!

MichaelBaron
10-06-2021, 09:00 PM
In Europe as well in the US teaching kindergarten kids to play chess is common
Don't forge the Polgar sisters case.
Here, you might find some interesting articles on the matter

https://www.ichess.net/blog/chess-for-kids/
https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/teach-your-kindergarten-class-to-play-chess
although I dislike language such as "Every child is exceptional and brilliant in his own"
I also found some interesting points in this
https://woochess.com/en/blog/what-is-the-best-age-to-learn-chess
In the above there is also the rather overused case of 3yo Misha Osipov vs Anatoly Karpov!

There are always young brilliant kids but the Singapore video highlights that there could be MANY kids who are well behaved and acting responsibly and already literate if only educated properly. This is what I love about the video - not just the chess part

ER
10-06-2021, 09:02 PM
Although I doubt that any of the world champions listed below learned chess at kinder (not so sure about the pioneer palaces starting age, Michael please help)
here is a list of our supreme heroes: They are listed by the age they learned the game and by chronological order of achieving the title in the groupings

4 yo
Capablanca, Karpov, Kramnik
5yo Spassky, Karlsen
6yo Smyslov, Tal, Fischer, Kasparov, Anand
7yo
Alekhine
8yo
Petrosian
11yo
Lasker
12 yo
Steinitz, Botvinnik
A historical fact I just found out: Steinitz left school at the age of 12 as soon as he had learned how the pieces move, to become a chess professional!

blackbishop
11-06-2021, 05:58 PM
In Europe as well in the US teaching kindergarten kids to play chess is common

Here, you might find some interesting articles on the matter

https://www.ichess.net/blog/chess-for-kids/
https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/teach-your-kindergarten-class-to-play-chess


Nice article about how a kindergarten teacher learnt how to play chess with her class.

blackbishop
11-06-2021, 06:13 PM
Women's GM, Alexandra Kosteniuk, dressed for the part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLg3axkBMk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Kosteniuk

blackbishop
11-06-2021, 07:37 PM
Something to think about.

The Singapore Chess Federation will hold the 11th National Kindergarten Chess Championships at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre on Sunday 27th of June 2021 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Below is a video of the 2017 event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEunFkHKpYU



The cute kids are actually Americans. "Check out highlights from the K-12 Kindergarten Chess Champs, held December 8-10 ( 2017) in Buena Vista, Florida outside Orlando."

ER
12-06-2021, 09:22 AM
Our very own Melburnian Vineetha Wijesuriya ex Sri Lankan chess Olympian and a very good friend
is running chess kindergarten classes amongst other scholastic chess activities.

4909

Craig_Hall
12-06-2021, 05:31 PM
The age of kindergarten children varies by country - in NZ, children can start school at 5, so generally kindergarten is ages 3-4 which is possibly a bit young for tournament chess. In the USA, kindergarten is what they call the first year of school, so children aged 5-6.

ER
12-06-2021, 05:56 PM
The age of kindergarten children varies by country - in NZ, children can start school at 5, so generally kindergarten is ages 3-4 which is possibly a bit young for tournament chess. In the USA, kindergarten is what they call the first year of school, so children aged 5-6.

Not so sure how this can be chess related, maybe FIDE and/or ACF approved chess coaching professionals are the right people to enlighten us, however
Kindergarten and School Year Enrolment in Australia is clearly stated by the appropriate Education authorities.
I do not wish to tread into non/chess related territory, so whatever I post on this matter is strictly related to the thread's topic.


A child’s early education in Australia consists of kindergarten or early learning starting at either 3 or 4 years old and then primary school starting at age 5 or 6.
In general education programs are very similar in each state around Australia, however each state and territory has their own differences to be aware of.


Details here:

https://schoolinfo.com.au/

blackbishop
13-06-2021, 10:22 AM
About David Cordover and Chess Kids

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Kids
Chesskids is now part of the Kids Unlimited company.

ChessKid.com is owned by Chess.com.

About Chess.com and Chesskid
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess.com

blackbishop
13-06-2021, 05:51 PM
Video showing the ages at which players gained the Grandmaster Title. As of 2019, the youngest was Sergey Karjakin who became a Grandmaster at 12 years and 7 months.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzP-S8jcDqo

Craig_Hall
13-06-2021, 06:03 PM
Not so sure how this can be chess related, maybe FIDE and/or ACF approved chess coaching professionals are the right people to enlighten us, however


The thread is about kindergarten chess, and my point, which I should have made more clearly, is that kindergarten means different things and ages to different countries, so expecting to be able to bring kindergarten chess to NZ or Australia using that name and for children actually at kindergarten is probably pitching a bit young because I think tournaments for 3-4 year olds is a bit optimistic. In the USA where kindergarten means first year at school and 5-6 year olds, it obviously works OK for them so is a bit more realistic.

ER
13-06-2021, 06:30 PM
The thread is about kindergarten chess, and my point, which I should have made more clearly, is that kindergarten means different things and ages to different countries, so expecting to be able to bring kindergarten chess to NZ or Australia using that name and for children actually at kindergarten is probably pitching a bit young because I think tournaments for 3-4 year olds is a bit optimistic. In the USA where kindergarten means first year at school and 5-6 year olds, it obviously works OK for them so is a bit more realistic.

No disagreement here, only exception being that I never mentioned "tournament" chess for 3-4 year old children. Teaching them is a different kettle of fish; and btw the reason of my reluctance to expand on the "what is and what is not" kindergarten age can be found on my sigfile rather than my subtle references to the proper sources regarding the Australian situation. (In this case schoolinfo).

blackbishop
13-06-2021, 06:41 PM
The thread is about kindergarten chess, and my point, which I should have made more clearly, is that kindergarten means different things and ages to different countries, so expecting to be able to bring kindergarten chess to NZ or Australia using that name and for children actually at kindergarten is probably pitching a bit young because I think tournaments for 3-4 year olds is a bit optimistic. In the USA where kindergarten means first year at school and 5-6 year olds, it obviously works OK for them so is a bit more realistic.

Very True. “A child's early education in Australia consists of kindergarten or early learning starting at either 3 or 4 years old and then primary school starting at age 5 or 6.”

The Singapore Chess Federation suggests that kids at age 5 can learn chess, assuming the right environment.

HAHAHAHA
21-06-2021, 12:35 AM
Our very own Melburnian Vineetha Wijesuriya ex Sri Lankan chess Olympian and a very good friend
is running chess kindergarten classes amongst other scholastic chess activities.

4909

Good work Vineetha
Although Berwick is very far from me, please elaborate on the Berwick Chess/mind games Centre. do they have a website?